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10 Facts About MeRT You Should Know

MeRT is a groundbreaking treatment making waves in brain science. If you’re interested in this effective and non-invasive treatment for autism, depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, and more, here’s 10 things you should know.

1. MeRT Is FDA Approved

Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy is an FDA-approved, painless treatment that addressed brain signals that are firing incorrectly. MeRT uses magnetic waves to stimulate specific brain areas to improve these signals.

2. MeRT Is a 4-Step Process

The first step is to take a record quantitative EEG of your brain – or a brain map. Next, the MeRT technician analyzes the qEEG to understand your unique brain and dysfunction. Then, treatment starts which includes multiple 45-minute sessions for about 6 weeks. These sessions include a magnetic coil stimulating brain areas. Finally, EKG and qEEG recordings are taken throughout to analyze your progress.

3. There Are Minimal Side Effects

MeRT is not a high0risk treatment. Seizures are a very rare side effect (lower than your chance of getting one during a video game). You may also get a headache or experience temporary energy or mood changes.

4. MeRT Is Good for Most People

MeRT is safe and effective for most people – especially individuals who didn’t have success with traditional medicine or psychiatry.

5. MeRT Can Help With a Wide Range of Issues

MeRT can benefit people experiencing a wide range of issues, including TBIs, depression, anxiety, sleep issues, autism, ADHD, PTSD, and more.

6. Result Times Vary

MeRT results depend on the person’s unique brain and condition. However, results become more obvious after a few weeks of treatment.

7. Results May Not Be Permanent

While MeRT results are long lasting, the technology is too new to tell how long the results will last. Making lifestyle changes can also make results last longer.

8. MeRT Is Safe for Most Children

Children and adults alike can benefit from MeRT. Many children with autism have seen great results from MeRT.

9. Certain People Can’t Have MeRT

Some people, such as those with a pacemaker or who are pregnant, cannot have MeRT. Others may be recommended against it. Read the full list of MeRT contraindications here. Read the full list of MeRT contraindications here.

10. MeRT Is Different Than Neurofeedback

While there are some similarities between MeRT and Neurofeedback, MeRT is different as it directly makes changes to brain patterns with magnetic stimulation.

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